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Produce Buyer – Southeast
Posted by Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com
A well established and reputable produce retailer is seeking a Produce Buyer to join their team. This position is responsible purchasing assigned products competitively within established grades and standards in a timely fashion. The position will also be responsible for developing programs for product categories assigned with marketing and sales.
Purchase assigned products competitively to specification.
Strive to improve inventory turns, reduce out of stock, control shrink and maintain FIFO inventory.
Monitor product quality to insure customer satisfaction, by daily visual, and working closely with operations.
Supply cost and market trends to the retail marketing staff for the development of books and daily selling opportunities.
Assist, as needed, with daily and monthly physical inventory.
Negotiate and report to marketing ad and market buster offerings and pricing available from shippers.
Supply Market opportunities of deal product to marketing for development of incremental sales.
Identify, present, negotiate and develop product programs and/or item development with marketing and sales.
Assist in account sales for sales penetration, service levels and profit ability.
Utilize and or help develop technology to improve efficiencies of procurement.
Related Bachelor’s degree
2 years+ experience as a Buyer in the produce grocery industry or at least 7 years successful related experience in the produce industry.
Must have excellent computer skills
Must be a great communicator and have a positive attitude